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Five-year-old with autism speaks for the first time and his sense of pride is awe-inspiring

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Since the video was first recorded, Micah has shown no signs of slowing his progress. "It's been a day and a half now, and everything we ask him to say, he's copying," McGuire told Newsweek. "He's not going out of his way to say anything on his own, but he's literally copying everything we say, which is crazy because he wasn't talking at all," McGuire continued. "Every now and then, he'd blurt out a word. But when I say 'wasn't talking,' he would go weeks without saying anything. This is crazy. He's been doing great."

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Five-year-old with autism speaks for the first time and his sense of pride is awe-inspiring

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About a quarter of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are nonverbal, and while that number seems high, there's been sharp decline from a generation ago when the number was closer to half.This positive shift is due to an increase in studies on ASD which have resulted in more effective therapeutic strategies.Children with ASD are often nonverbal, but many go onto acquire language skills. Up to 70% of nonverbal children become fluent speakers or can use simple phrases.Having a child that is nonverbal or speech-delayed is terribly frustrating because you want them to be able to clearly communicate how they're...

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Now the "QAnon Shaman" wants to use autism as an excuse: Hell no

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It's difficult to debate those remarks calmly, especially since it sounds as if Watkins is being offensive and inflammatory intentionally. he's correct that Donald Trump has used Adolf Hitler's infamous Big Lie tactic and other fascist methods to make a cult of personality around himself, particularly after losing the 2020 election. But Watkins is offensively and dangerously wrong when he argues that autism had anything to try to do with Chansley's actions. Implying otherwise furthers the harmful stigma that folks with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities are more likely to be criminals when they're more likely to be victims of...

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Now the "QAnon Shaman" wants to use autism as an excuse: Hell no

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  attorney Albert Watkins made news on Tuesday while trying to defend a person who participated in an attempted insurrection aimed toward overturning a legitimate election. Watkins represents Jacob Chansley, the self-proclaimed QAnon Shaman who donned a horned headdress, animal skins, and face paint, then joined a mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, in the commission of a president who had trained his supporters to believe there was no legitimate way he could lose an election. Chansey was charged within days of the riot with "knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful...

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With this parenting toolkit, you will finally be able to manage your child's meltdowns

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